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Weak government presence in slum areas

Date • 2 Sep 2019

Almost half of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa live in informal settlements. For the some 85 000 people living in Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, government intervention is almost nil.

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NAI guest researcher Olumuyiwa Adegun addresses the need of community engagement when upgrading informal settlements. Read his policy note here.external link, opens in new window